ExpiredApply to Startup of the Year Africa 2018

ExpiredApply to Startup of the Year Africa 2018
October 25, 2017 234Finance

Startup of the Year Award is an international innovative competition created by Bonjour Idée with the support of 70 partners (major business groups, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitiveness clusters, influential blogs.

While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Company must be officially registered
  • Based in Africa to be named « African Startup of Year »
  • No geographical restriction for other awards
  • Company created after January 1st 2010
  • Your product or service must be innovative
  • You should have a running MVP or prototype

Prizes

2 JURY AWARDS

MAIN PRIZE: AFRICAN STARTUP OF THE YEAR

  • 10,000€ in Cash
  • 10,000€ Visibility Pack (Startup.info website background with 100,000+ views, mention in press campain, banner in emailing)
  • Integration into our partners’ business network

PWC – JURY CHOICE AWARD

  • Visibility Pack With 50,000 views
  • Integration into our partners’ business network

3 PARTNER AWARDS

ENGIE: ENERGY STARTUP OF THE YEAR – Rewards an Africa based startup bringing innovation to energy

  • 10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
  • Visibility in ENGIE internal network
  • Integration into entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of ENGIE

FINANCE INNOVATION: FINTECH DESTINATION AFRICA AWARD – Rewards an innovative international Fintech established or willing to establish presence in Africa

  • 10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
  • A year membership of FINANCE INNOVATION international cluster
  • Integration into FINANCE INNOVATION Business Network

AFRICA DIASPORA STARTUP OF THE YEAR – Rewards a startup founded by African Diaspora member

  • 10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
  • Integration into our partners’ business network

5 PUBLIC CHOICE AWARDS

QWANT PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD

  • 2,000€ in cash offered by Qwant
  • 10000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
  • Branding of Qwant’s homepage

NO 2 TO 5 OF PUBLIC VOTING TOP 100

  • Visibility Pack With 20,000 views
  • Integration into our partners’ business network

1 COMMUNITY MANAGER AWARD

COMMUNITY MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Rewards the community manager that best animated their startup’s social media presence  during the competition and voting period through innovative visuals & techniques to drive voters

  • A new iPad for the community manager
  • Visibility Pack With 20,000 views for their startup
  • Startup is integrated into our partners’ business network

Timelines:

  • 2 October – 10 December 2017: Online application
  • 27 November –22 December: Online voting
  • 24 January 2018 (Casablanca) Finalists pitches
  • 25 January 2018 (Casablanca) Awards Ceremony

Application Deadline: 10 December 2017

For More Information, click here

Author: 234Finance

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